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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Banana Bread and Team Spirit

So last night we were talking about going to our friends to watch the Kansas City Chiefs game.  Little Missy wanted to know where her pink Chiefs jersey was so she could wear it today.  It's a size 2T so of course it is too small.  She was very concerned that I SOLD it (since to her I seam to be selling every thing these days).  I assured her it was down stairs in her "to save" bin.  So I told her I'd work something up for her to wear as I tucked her into bed.

Here's what came out of it - I had some pink iron on letters and a hand-me-down tank, a couple scraps of ribbon and easy-peasy!  I just followed the instructions on the package the letters came in and tied the ribbons on the tanks shoulder so they can be removed for washing.  I have to say I do like the pink and white better than the Chiefs ketchup and mustard color scheme.  And being all girly and pink and white, you could do this for any team and not have to worry about the colors.

Since we are going to friends for the game, I wanted to bring along food.  I think it is something that is genetic.  You always bring food - or have out food - or offer food.  My Grandma Van always would have a little something out for any visitors.  She kept a well stocked candy drawer for when us kiddos stopped in too. 

Ok - so back to what I was talking about - food - I made banana bread and it smells SO good in this house right now.  My mom is who taught me to bake and to love to bake.  I am pretty sure she has this banana bread recipe memorized.  I have to use the book.  It is the church cook book full of the recipes used for years and years by the congregation I spent my childhood with.  I use this cook book all the time, being they are so very tried and true....

Banana Bread

1/2c. Butter
1c. Sugar
2 Eggs
3-4 Ripe Bananas
2c. Flour
1tsp. soda
1tsp. salt
1tsp. vanilla
nuts - if you want them.... or chocolate chips... or as I like it - just as it is.

Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs and bananas.  Mix in flour, soda and salt.  Add vanilla and nuts or chips or nothing else.  Poor into floured loaf pans and bake at 400 for 1 hour.

Then breath deep and enjoy that delish aroma filling your house. 

I think that's one of the best parts of baking is that wonderful smell - that and eating it!

Happy Sunday all - have a good one!

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